| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Friday February 12th 2016

Technology News Latest Real-Time Updates

Technology latest news updated in real-time by RSS feeds.

Sci/Tech – Google News

Microsoft’s Fetch iPhone App Uses AI To Identify Dog Breeds – Tech Times


Tech Times

Microsoft's Fetch iPhone App Uses AI To Identify Dog Breeds
Tech Times
Microsoft launched a new app called Fetch! that allows users to identify a dog's breed. The app is currently available for iDevices and on the Web. (Photo : Apple App Store). Microsoft has introduced a new app called Fetch! that can identify a dog's breed.
New Microsoft Garage app uses artificial intelligence to identify dog breedsPhys.Org
Microsoft's wacky AI app matches you with a dog breedEngadget
Fetch! iPhone app can name dog breeds from picturesSlashGear
AppAdvice –College Spun –ohmidog!
all 104 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:07 pm

AT&T to run field trials of 5G wireless in Austin this year – Computerworld


Computerworld

AT&T to run field trials of 5G wireless in Austin this year
Computerworld
AT&T announced today it will being field trials of faster 5G wireless technology this summer in Austin, Texas. The 3GPP industry standard for 5G, also known as Fifth Generation wireless, is not expected to be completed until 2020, with the earliest
AT&T Joins Verizon In Testing 5G Wireless This YearFast Company
AT&T Set To Start Field Trial Of 5G Wireless This YearTech Times
AT&T set to test new, speedy '5G'WZZM13.com
Wireless Week –BGR –Engadget
all 39 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:06 pm

Farewell Philae: Earth says goodbye to comet probe (Update 2) – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Farewell Philae: Earth says goodbye to comet probe (Update 2)
Phys.Org
In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo a model of Rosetta lander Philae stands on a model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany. European scientists said Friday Feb. 12, 2016 they have stopped …more.

and more »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 1:44 pm

Google’s Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset Will Be Wireless, No Need For Smartphone Or PC – Tech Times


Tech Times

Google's Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset Will Be Wireless, No Need For Smartphone Or PC
Tech Times
Google's impending wireless virtual reality headset is allegedly in the works. With this new VR headset, users won't require a smartphone, PC or gaming console for it to offer a VR experience. (Photo : Justin Sullivan | Getty Images). Google is
Google serious about VR, plans to release stand-alone VR headsetAndroid Community
Google Working on a Virtual Reality Headset That Will Be Completely Stand-AloneInverse
Google's home-grown VR headset won't need a smartphone or PCBGR
Phone Arena –AndroidGuys –Business Insider
all 161 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 1:13 pm

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that can reach 1Gbps speed – Android Community


Android Community

Qualcomm outs Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that can reach 1Gbps speed
Android Community
Aside from the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor for wearables, Qualcomm has also revealed a new LTE modem chipset in the form of the Snapdragon X16. This LTE modem is the company's 6th-gen chipset already that has advanced so much with an …
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem Offers 1Gbps Download Speeds For Smartphones And TabletsTech Times
News & Analysis Qualcomm Unveils Wearable SoCEE Times
Qualcomm Announces Next Era of Wearables with New Snapdragon Wear PlatformIT Business Net
Gizmodo –Maine News Online –Modern Readers
all 213 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 1:00 pm

Runkeeper acquired by sportswear giant Asics – VentureBeat


VentureBeat

Runkeeper acquired by sportswear giant Asics
VentureBeat
Runkeeper is one of a number of fitness platforms that have been picked up by sports clothing makers in recent times. Indeed, today's news comes six months after fellow fitness app Runtastic was snapped up by Adidas for $239 million, while American
Popular fitness app Runkeeper to be acquired by AsicsCNET
Asics keeps pace with Adidas with Runkeeper acquisitionThe Verge
ASICS buys Runkeeper, eyes running, data, marketing connectionZDNet
TechCrunch –SlashGear –Digital Trends
all 22 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:50 pm

Watch Dogs 2 to be released by April 2017 – Destructoid


TIME

Watch Dogs 2 to be released by April 2017
Destructoid
For a game that built up as much pre-launch hype as Watch Dogs, it's super weird that Ubisoft hasn't made a bigger deal of the inevitable sequel. We know it's coming though, and we now know it'll be coming sometime before April 2017. In their end-of
Watch Dogs 2 Release ConfirmedGotta Be Mobile
Ubisoft Confirms 'Watch Dogs 2' Release Plans, But No New 'Assassin's Creed' This YearTech Times
'Assassin's Creed' 2016: Why Ubisoft is Not Releasing a New Game This YearLatin One
TIME –SlashGear –VentureBeat
all 204 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:07 pm

Facebook Messenger Could Soon Let You Send Text Messages – Tech Times


Tech Times

Facebook Messenger Could Soon Let You Send Text Messages
Tech Times
Facebook is now testing an SMS integration feature for Messenger for Android, and it could soon enable users to send out text messages to their friends. The company has likewise added in multiple account support. (Photo : Android Police). Solid
Facebook to Add SMS Support in Messenger For AndroidBusiness Finance News
SMS function could return to Facebook Messenger for Android9 to 5 Google
Facebook Messenger to Support SMS and Multiple AccountsTech News Today
Inferse –Beacon Transcript –Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)
all 82 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 11:34 am

​Bricked iPhone 6? Lawyers want you to join its ‘Error 53’ class action – ZDNet


ZDNet

​Bricked iPhone 6? Lawyers want you to join its 'Error 53' class action
ZDNet
Apple says Error 53 is a security measure that is designed to protect Apple Pay. Image: Apple. US law firm PCVA has filed an application for a class action on behalf of angry iPhone owners affected by an Apple software update that bricks devices if
The Specific Allegations Found in the Immersion Lawsuit against Apple EmergePatently Apple
Apple's iPhone sued for infringing touch feedback patentsPCWorld
Apple iPhone and Watch steal our touch tech, thunders Immersion ($IMMR)Computerworld
CIO –International Business Times –Techaeris
all 343 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 10:41 am

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right. – Washington Post


Washington Post

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here's what it took to prove him right.
Washington Post
The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it's asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the collision of two black holes. But to
All Physics is LocalThe Atlantic
'Monumental' gravitational waves discovery was 100 years in making (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Einstein was right: Gravity and government are powerful — LIGO physicistsUSA TODAY
ExtremeTech –Phys.Org –Gizmodo
all 2,720 news articles »

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 10:38 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Elon Musk’s vision is not for the faint of heart

File photo of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealing a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, CaliforniaLeave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses – all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned $1.5 billion in capital spending this year but had just $1.2 billion in the bank.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 1:29 am

Russian billionaire Fridman makes $200 million investment in Uber

Photo illustration of Nokia Maps on a smartphone in front of a displayed logo of Uber in ZenicaRussian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills to build the company into one of the world's preeminent technology businesses," Fridman, who is the chairman of LetterOne, said. In January, Russian media reported that another Russian tycoon, Alisher Usmanov, had invested several tens of millions of dollars in Uber in the summer of 2015.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:05 pm

Amazon acquires Italy-based software firm

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) – Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com Inc , said it has acquired NICE, a software developer for technical computing. The company said it has signed an agreement with NICE, which is also a cloud computing firm, and expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2016. (http://amzn.to/1QZt7NP) No financial terms were disclosed. Italy-based NICE has customers in industries ranging from aerospace to industrial, energy and utilities. (Reporting by Shivam Srivastava in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 9:26 am

Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs

A Google self-driving car is seen at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CaliforniaAlphabet Inc's self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing. Google, which declined to comment, has denied in the past that it had any interest in making cars.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:58 am

Earnings bolster Cisco, but raise concerns for broader IT spending

The Cisco Systems logo is seen as part of a display at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference in ChicagoBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc reported it is weathering a global slowdown in information-technology spending, but signs potential customers are putting some projects on hold exacerbated concerns about broader IT growth. Cisco shares rose 10 percent on Thursday, bucking the overall market after it set a profit target in line with Wall Street expectations despite the weaker spending it noted around the world by businesses. Cisco Chief Executive Chuck Robbins on Wednesday told analysts that customers in January “paused a bit” as they evaluated the economy.

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:36 pm

Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid

By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyber attack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and outside that other critical infrastructure could be vulnerable. The ministry, saying it had completed an investigation into the incident, did not accuse the Russian government directly of involvement in the attack, which knocked out electricity supplies to tens of thousands of customers in central and western Ukraine and prompted Kiev to review its cyber defenses.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:51 pm

This smart little iPhone trick will help you find any app instantly

The beauty of the industry leading third-party app ecosystem Apple has created surrounding its iOS platform is that there are hundreds of thousands of apps that do practically anything you need. But as anyone who follows our series on paid iOS apps that go on sale for free knows, things can get out of hand quickly. It’s very easy to overstuff your phone with dozens and dozens of apps that end up spreading out across your home screens and getting buried in folders. And inevitably, you’ll end up having trouble finding some an app you’re looking for every so often. Apple’s Spotlight search feature is a nice way to find apps in your iPhone without having to dig around,

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:41 pm

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed at a Facebook announcement in New York. Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday Feb. 12, 2016 as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)PARIS (AP) — Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:30 pm

Creating Yarny, gaming’s cutest new mascot

Creating Yarny, gaming’s cutest new mascotA few years ago, Martin Sahlin was on a camping trip with his family in the Swedish countryside. “When I was on this camping trip with my family, I wanted to try to develop that into something real, I wanted to try to make it into something tangible,” he explains. There were pictures of Yarny using its thread to go fishing in a lake, and ones where it's used like a lasso to grab onto branches.

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:20 pm

NASA maps part of Pluto’s complex terrain

Posted on 12 February 2016 | 2:20 pm